Royal Surrey patients more likely to get home after cardiac arrest

 

shutterstock_146694890 small ppPatients who suffer a cardiac arrest while they are at Royal Surrey County Hospital are more likely to get home than anywhere else in the country, a new report has found.

The findings were revealed as part of the National Cardiac Arrest Audit (NCAA), which is a joint initiative between the Resuscitation Council and the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre.

The report highlights that more than double the predicted number of patients survived after their heart stopped beating and were later discharged from hospital between April and December last year.

Royal Surrey’s data also highlighted that incidents of in-hospital cardiac arrest were not greater at the weekends or overnight.

The Trust has taken part in the national audit since 2011.

The data looks at patients who receive chest compressions and/ or defibrillation performed by the

hospital-based Resuscitation Team.

The report aims to identify and foster improvements, where necessary, in the prevention, care delivery and outcomes from cardiac arrest.

Christopher Tibbs, Medical Director, said: “This is clearly great news for the people of Guildford and the surrounding areas.

“The report indicates that our patients have the best chance of leaving hospital following a cardiac arrest across the whole of the NHS.

“This is down to the hard work of our highly skilled and dedicated Resuscitation Team and all clinical staff, who continue to be a shining example of how the Trust strives to provide the best care and outcomes for all its patients.”

 

 

 

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